I was reading The Time Machine, a sci-fi classic which I have never read before. I couldn't do it. I was 3/4 of the way into the tiny book and I couldn't finish. I put it down. I understand that it was probably out of this world when it was written ... but now ... terrible! Tough to even read. I thought I'd look for another short book ... but decided on yet another vampire book to tide the time over until the next Harry Potter book shows up.
Not to everyone who is interested ... I'm really hoping Harry dies. I really can't see any other descent end to the story. He can't beat the Dark Lord again.